Forebears Names

This site is aiming to create the first world-wide surname map based on contemporary data. Link page shows the distribution of the surname "Scott" around the world.

Scottish Australian Heritage

Gathering as much information regarding Scottish and Australian heritage,history and ancestry as possible. Email them with your stories about your families and your clans.

Borders Family History Borders Archive GENUK - Scotland GenWeb Scotland

To help people with their family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) of Scotland, as well as in adjacent counties of England and Scotland.

The main research centre for family history in the Scottish Borders is the Heritage Hub. This holds archives, records, indexes and resources to allow you to search for your ancestors in the Borders. Historical copies of the Register of Electors can be viewed at the Archives Service, Heritage Hub, Hawick. For further information see the Heritage Hub website.


Part of the UK and Ireland Genealogy project, there is a vast amount of information including an extensive description of (non-Web) genealogical archives and bibliography of publications on Scottish family history, plus libraries, cemeteries, census information, gazetteers, maps, newspapers etc. Each of the Scottish counties (as structured before the 1975 local government reorganisation) is looked after by an expert in that county; the information held is therefore not identical for each county but reflects what is available in a given area.

Provides help for genealogical researchers investigating Scotland to find local resource and reference information and the Scotland GenWeb is a part of the UKGenWeb Project. As with GENUKI: Scotland (above) each of the former Scottish counties (prior to restructuring in 1975) is allocated to an expert in the individual areas

Scotland's Family

A miscellaneous collection of genealogy information and links for Scotland including Scottish Parish maps (A list of Scottish counties linking to the parishes in each county in Scotland plus selected Births, baptisms marriages and deaths and burials data, censuses and a selection of directories & lists including ships & passenger lists.

Cyndi's Links

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet has 17,000+ URL's on the subject. The link here is to a specific page dedicated to Scottish Genealogical sites but really the entire set of pages is worth a thorough investigation for anyone researching their family tree.

Scott DNA Project Genealogy Gateway History at Home Scotland's Family

Chart showing results of the Scott surname DNA results

Another vast site for genealogy and resource listings including surname homepage listings, commercial genealogy products and services and a site search engine - essential on a site as large as this!

A guide to Genealogy. This page gives a good introduction to how to get started in researching your family tree and also has a long list of around 30 sites where further useful information can be found. Many of the links are of particular interest to a North American audience - but with so many people there with Scottish ancestry somewhere in their family tree, that can be a plus.

This is a genealogy portal linking to a large number of free on-line sources of data and information. In addition to links to Scotland-wide genealogy sites, there are sections on local resorces and to Scottish-related sites in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc.


A fully searchable on-line index of Scotland's genealogical records are available at ScotlandsPeople (for a fee for access). The records available are the indexes of births/baptisms and banns/marriages from 1553 to 1902, births from 1553-1904, and marriages from 1553 to 1854 (all based on the surviving Old Parish Registers and Statutory records), indexes to the Statutory Registers of deaths for 1855 to 1929 and an index to census records for 1881, 1891 and 1901  One additional year of births/deaths/marriage index data is added per annum.

Church of Latter Day Saints

The Church of the Latter Day Saints (the Mormons, often referred to in genealogy pages as "LDS") have recorded all the births and marriages recorded in all the parish records in Scotland. The LDS database is available On Line and contains 13 million records of births and marriages abstracted from Scottish old parish registers.


Scotland and Scott Links

Ancestral Guide to Scotland

Discovering your personal heritage is a very rewarding experience - and you'll be surprised by how easy it is to start your family tree with this outline guide from the tourism agency VisitScotland. View on a browser and/or download it as a PDF file to print for easy reference.

If you know of any other sites related to these subjects, please let us know via the "Contact Page".


Aims to connect the human family on one tree that's free and accessible to everyone. Designed to balance privacy and collaboration so that living people can connect on one world tree to common ancestors. Because all the profiles are connected on the same system the objective is creating a single family tree that will eventually connect us all.

Scotts of Buccleuch

Extensive genealogy of the Scotts of Buccleuch by Sir William Fraser,1816-1898. Can be downloaded in various formats.


Genealogy clan maps of Scotland and Ireland and Irish and Scottish clan crest merchandise for purchase.

Border Reivers Genealogy

Facebook page researching the heritage of the Border Reivers along the English and Scottish Borders. Surname Y-chromosome DNA analysis. Aims to cover all the Reiver clans/families.